New Guardians Of The Galaxy movie got mostly positive reviews from top critics. Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios released their new super hero/action flick, “Guardians Of The Galaxy,” into theaters today, August 1st, and the reviews from the top movie critics are in. It turns out that it sat well with most of them, garnering up an overall 77 score out of a possible 100 across 44 reviews at the meteacritic.com site.
The movie stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Gregg Henry, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics, below.
Elizabeth Weitzman at the New York Daily News, gave it a perfect 100 score! She said: ” To see an expensive, big-studio movie freed from creative constraints and directorial cynicism is always a rare and wondrous experience. In a season of bloated indulgence, it’s also fair to call it a marvel.”
Michael O’Sullivan from the Washington Post, gave it another great 100 score, stating: “It manages the trick of being both an unironic sci-fi action-adventure flick and a zippy parody of one. It’s exciting, funny, self-aware, beautiful to watch and even, for a flickering instant or two, almost touching.”
Chris Nashawaty at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a nice 91 grade, saying: “The film’s a giddily subversive space opera that runs on self-aware smart-assery.”
Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 90 grade. He said: “Blessed with a loose, anarchic B-picture soul that encourages you to enjoy yourself even when you’re not quite sure what’s going on, the scruffy “Guardians” is irreverent in a way that can bring the first “Star Wars” to mind.”
Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it a solid 88 score. He said: “Guardians of the Galaxy does the impossible. Through dazzle and dumb luck, it turns the clichés of comic-book films on their idiot heads and hits you like an exhilarating blast of fun-fun-fun. It’s insanely, shamelessly silly – just one reason to love it.”